Angiostrongyliasis (Rat Lungworm Disease): Life cycle of the Parasite and Preventing Infection
This is an activity on angiostrongyliasis otherwise known as ‘rat lungworm disease’.
This disease can cause severe brain damage, functional impairments, and even death in humans.
In this educational program, you will learn about the life cycle and spread of rat lung worm disease to humans, research findings, and best practices that can help provide protection from this disease.
The target audience is pharmacists, physicians, psychologists, nurses and the general public who are interested in information about Angiostrongyliasis and prevention methods.
This educational public service program offers Continuing Education credits only; it does not offer credit toward any degree program at the University of Hawaiʻi.
In compliance with ADA regulations, for information or to request disability accommodations, contact the CE Office at (808) 932-8116 (V), (808) 932-7002 (TTY) prior to registering for the activity.
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Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Describe the lifecycle of rat lungworm
- Identify suspected factors contributing to the global spread of rat lungworm
- Practice appropriate prevention and mitigation techniques to counter the spread of rat lungworm
- Discuss the importance of education and outreach through school systems
- Computer Requirements:
- In general a computer capable of running a modern web browser (see software requirements below)
- Minimum memory: Minimum 512 MB; Recommended: 2 GB or more
- Processor speed:
- PC — Pentium IV, 3.0 Ghz, equivalent or better. Recommended: Dual Core processor or better.
- Mac — PowerPC G4 or Intel Dual Core Processor (or better)
- Multimedia components required by the learner: Speakers
- Web Browser:
- Chrome 51 or later is recommended
- Required Browser Plug-ins:
- Adobe Acrobat Reader for PDF files
- Pop-up blockers must be disabled.
- Media players:
- Mac – Quicktime
- Internet Speed (recommended):
- Broadband (DSL, cable, etc.). Dial up service is not recommended.
- When tested from a 10 Mbps connection, the module required approximately 2 minutes to load. Lower connection speeds will take significantly longer.
- Sue Jarvi, PhD., Head of the Hawaii Island Rat Lungworm Working Group, Professor, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.
- Kathleen Howe, MS, Hawaii Island Rat Lungworm Working Group, Curriculum Development Specialist, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.
CE Accreditation, Approval, and Eligibility
ACPE Accreditation Statement
The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This is an knowledge-based continuing education activity of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, an equal access/equal opportunity university (0516-0000-21-001-H01-P 01/01/2021-01/01/2024).
CPE Completion Requirements
To receive the 1.25 contact hours of continuing education credit, pharmacists must complete the entire program, including successful completion of all learning assessments that document target competencies, and program request for credit. Partial credit is not offered for CPE Activities.
HMA Accreditation Statement
The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Hawai‘i Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation and CME Completion Requirements
The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Psychologist CE Approval Statement
The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Psy CE Completion Requirements
To receive the 1.25 CE credits, psychologists must complete the entire program, including successful completion of all learning assessments that document target competencies, and the request for credit form at its conclusion. Partial credit is not offered for Psy CE activities.
CE for Hawai‘i Nurses
According to the Continuing Competency Guidance and Information Booklet for Nurses, Employers, and Facilities, under CE Providers part e., ACPE and ACCME (HMA) are acceptable providers of continuing education.
Hawaiʻi Nurses Completion Requirements
To receive a CE certificate of participation learners must complete of the entire program, including successful completion of all learning assessments that document target competencies, and the request for credit form at its conclusion.
Faculty members Sue Jarvi and Kathleen Howe have no relationships to disclose. All other speakers, planners, and Continuing Education staff from the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo have no relationships to disclose.
Release Date: January 1, 2021
Termination Date: January 1, 2024
Internet Privacy and Confidentiality Policy
The UH Hilo DKICP Office of CE recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of CE participants. The information collected about you is subject to the following privacy and confidentiality policy.
The UH Hilo DKICP Office of CE may at any time revise this policy by updating this posting.
Collection of Information
The UH Hilo DKICP Office of CE collects personally identifiable information such as name, address, telephone number, email address, or other information only when you voluntarily submit it to us. We will use this information to provide certificates of completion to participants, respond to requests for information, and may use this information to contact you. We will not sell or rent personally identifiable information to any third party without your permission.
We would like to thank the following people for their contributions to this training:
- Course Content, Faculty, and Subject Matter Experts:
- Sue Jarvi, Head of the Hawaii Island Rat Lungworm Working Group, Professor, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.
- Kathleen Howe, Hawaii Island Rat Lungworm Working Group, Curriculum Development Specialist, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.
- Narrator Voice and Course Editor/Educational Design:
- Karen Pellegrin, Director of Continuing Education & Strategic Planning; Founding Director, Center for Rural Health Science, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo
- Production Coordinator and Technical Advisor:
- Sean O’Neill
We welcome your questions and comments regarding our internet privacy and confidentiality policy.
If you have any questions about this policy or about our use of information, please contact the Continuing Education Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Non CE Learners/General Public $9.50
- CE Learners $19.50
For new accounts a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive this email right away.
Once you have started the activity a training guide will be available for download. It is highly recommended to download this guide as it contains a copy of the slides and narration.
To register for this course;
- First create an account within the DKICP Continuing Pharmacy Education portal.
- After confirming your account, login and select the Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) link.
- Then select Angiostrongyliasis (Rat Lungworm Disease): Life cycle of the Parasite and Preventing Infection this will open the course enrollment and payment page. For registration questions please contact email@example.com.